Fans could rely on ‘Half-Norfolk’ Paloma Faith for fantastic Forest performance

The album by PALOMA FAITH, A PERFECT CONTRADICTION.

The album by PALOMA FAITH, A PERFECT CONTRADICTION.

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An army of Paloma Faith-fuls packed Thetford’s High Lodge arena for a sell-out show on Saturday to welcome the dynamic star.

She bounded on stage with an energetic Take Me and had everyone dancing instantly.

She proudly told the audience she was “half-Norfolk” with her mum being from Banham, and that she had that same day visited her grandmother “which was nice”. It was a perfect bonding with the audience from the very start on a return trip to High Lodge, having played there two years ago.

Her set revolved around her fourth album, she explained, A Perfect Contradiction, which was a huge hit in 2014 and was certified platinum.

Striking in a geometric patterned black and white dress and very long locks, she delivered song after song with verve and vigour.

In a bring-the-house-down rendition of Having Trouble with My Baby she had no trouble hopping onto the grand piano in her inches high platform shiny white boots to sing her heart out.

During the making of her latest album, she said she had been “listening to a lot of this” followed by a gutsy performance of Hendrix’s Purple Haze. And she promised, it was going to influence her work in the future.

The party starts after the concert ends, she promised, and her encores confirmed her statement. She ended with some of her best hits including, Can’t Rely on You and Only Love Hurts Like This.

The army marched home, arm waving, singing, happy and victorious in achieving a great night out.